Over half of Australia’s universities (24 institutions) have featured in the globally-regarded rankings published today in the Times Higher Education World’s Most International Universities 2016.
The rankings measure each institution’s proportion of international staff, international students and proportion of research papers published with at least one-co-author from another country.
Over 800 universities have been considered for the list that features the top 200 institutions.
Deputy Chief Executive of Universities Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Lansdown, said the result was fantastic news for Australia’s globally focused universities and our international education sector – which supports over 130,000 jobs and contributes over $18 billion in export revenue annually.
“The education of international students is now Australia’s third largest export and a major contributor to Australia’s overall economy,” Ms Lansdown said.
“As the rankings have asserted today, the best universities in the world are truly global institutions.
“Australia’s outstanding result is testament to the tireless work of our universities to become genuinely global in their reach and outlook.
“Australia’s ability to compete in the economic race for new jobs and new industries depends on the global strength of our universities.
“As well as boosting our domestic economy, our global education networks underpin Australia’s research, trade, investment and diplomatic engagement with the world.”
Ms Lansdown said that today’s results are just the beginning for Australia.
“The imminent release of the National Strategy for International Education should further drive and strengthen our global position as a leader in international education,” Ms Lansdown said.
The full rankings can be found at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/worlds-most-international-universities-2016